Technology That Is Making Life Better for People With Disabilities

Science is rapidly improving the quality of life for amputees and people with disabilities. From 3-D printing to mind controlled robotics, these are some of the ways that technology has allowed humans triumph over adversity.

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    This Prosthetic Foot is Mobilized to Mimic Natural Walking

    The Proprio Foot has a motorized, flexible ankle that allows for mobility and stability that more closely matches natural movement. This greatly reduces the physical problems that many amputees develop as a result of compensating for movement with a prosthetic leg. Now the device is capable of responding to the brain by picking up impulses from sensors embedded in the muscles of the leg. 

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    Meet the First Man With Two Controllable, Prosthetic Robotic Arms

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    A Bionic Lens That Could Make Eyesight Better Than 20/20

    prosthetic science list A Bionic Lens That Could Make Eyesight Better Than 20/20
    Via CBC
    The Ocumetrics bionic lens will be able to be implanted in the eye, similar to a replacement lens used in cataract surgery. This bionic lens could restore sight to people who are legally blind due to vision imparements. The makers of this lens say that it will even enhance sight three times past perfect 20/20 vision. 

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    This Drummer Gets a Second Chance at His Passion With Bionic Prosthesis

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    A Charity is Making 3-D Printed Prosthetics for the Superheroes in All of Us

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    Via Uproxx
    3-D printed prosthetic hands can cost around $50 compared to much more expensive traditional prosthetics. Here's another story of the awesome work done by E-Nabling the Future!

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    This Mind Controlled Prosthetic Arm Redefines the Phrase "Hold My Beer"

    This man is paralyzed from the neck down but he has learned to control this robotic arm through sensor arrays implanted in his brain. Now he has regained some of the simple luxuries we normally take for granted, such as sipping a beer when you want to and at your own pace without asking for help. Unlike most other attempts at brain controlled prosthetics, the implants are not located in the motor cortex and instead aim to interpret the user's intentions.
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